Load-shedding to increase up to 14 hours

Electricity produced through oil furnaces will cause an increase the power tariff by four rupees.


Express April 07, 2011

KARACHI: Karachi Electricity Supply Company (KESC) warned on Thursday that load shedding might increase up to fourteen hours due to limited gas supply.

The report was confirmed by Chief Financial Officer of KESC, Tayyab Tareen during a press conference where he commented that gas supply to the power sector is limited whereas it is being sufficiently provided to other sectors.

Tareen also said electricity produced through oil furnaces will cause an increase the power tariff by four rupees.

Tareen added that KESC requires 200 MMCFD gas and if this is not provided, then the urban and rural areas would face 14 hours of load shedding while the industrial sector would face 12 hours of load shedding.

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Naushad Shafkat | 10 years ago | Reply @Hedgefunder: For the life of me I am not able to understand you. I have re-read my comments several times and nowhere have I said that our duly elected President Mr. Asif Ali Zardari be made the head of the WB, IMF etc. And remember he was elected by a vast majority and for 5 years. I think you are a victim of our media here and someone who carries hatred and sees RED even when there is no basis. Only if you cared more for Pakistan than you seem to care for the world.
Hedgefunder | 10 years ago | Reply @Naushad Shafkat: Come on, do the rest of the world really deserve your esteem genius Zardari !!!!! Can you imagine what he would do with such institutions as WB, ADB, IMF !!! In Charge. I shudder at the thought !!! It would make, setting Bull loose in China Shop a tame affair!!!! Please keep him and indulge him with all the honours for his services to the nation and its people, but do not him out of your country, as the rest of the world really don't deserve his services imposed on them!!!!!
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